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Acknowledgments

On behalf of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the authors would like to acknowledge the contributions to this study by the following organizations and people:

The authors would like to thank Duke University for generously contributing partial funding for this study. Dr. Phillip Morgan, Chair of the Sociology Department at Duke University, and Dr. Seth Sanders, Professor of Economics and Director of the University of Maryland Population Research Center, provided expert guidance in crafting the survey that forms the basis of this report. We are extremely grateful for their insightful contributions to the questionnaire and feedback on the report.

The authors would also like to acknowledge the many contributions of Dr. Kristen Purcell and her colleagues at Princeton Survey Research Associates International, which made this project possible.

About the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Pew Internet Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative of the Pew Research Center that explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care, and civic/political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the internet’s growth and societal impact. Support for the project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project’s website: www.pewinternet.org

About Princeton Survey Research Associates International: PSRAI conducted the survey that is covered in this report. It is an independent research company specializing in social and policy work. The firm designs, conducts, and analyzes surveys worldwide. Its expertise also includes qualitative research and content analysis. With offices in Princeton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., PSRAI serves the needs of clients around the nation and the world. The firm can be reached at 911 Commons Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, by telephone at 609-924-9204, by fax at 609-924-7499, or by email at: ResearchNJ@PSRA.com